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Watch: A Geologist Makes a Discovery with Disastrous Results in Exclusive ‘The Wave’ Clip

Watch: A Geologist Makes a Discovery with Disastrous Results in Exclusive 'The Wave' Clip

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The tension is palpable in this exclusive clip from Norwegian disaster film “The Wave.” The film, based on a real natural disaster that struck Norway almost a century ago, comes from director Roar Uthaug, who is recognized as one of Norway’s best horror filmmakers. Uthaug’s other movies have a distinctly Scandanavian flavor — he is best known for “Cold Prey,” a slasher flick about a group of friends on a backcountry snowboarding expedition — and “The Wave” is no exception.

The film follows a geologist who recognizes the early warning signs of an impending tsunami caused by a mountain slide in the fjords and scrambles to evacuate as many people as possible before the wave hits. 

If the trailer is any indication, “The Wave” will play out as a thrilling race against the clock. A thumping, ominous score and restless camera movements create a real sense of urgency in the trailer as Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) scrambles to send a warning to everyone in the path of the wave, including his own family.

“The Wave” is Norway’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Feature. It will premiere at TIFF next week.

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